Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for MPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MPLS over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 98 73
Rank change year-on-year +14 -25 +8
Contract jobs citing MPLS 8 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.51% 0.20% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.97% 1.41% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 8
Birmingham median daily rate £300 £425 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% -8.11% +25.42%
10th Percentile £278 £373 £355
90th Percentile £406 £458 £499
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £368 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.95 - -

MPLS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 269 213 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.21% 13.90% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 135 110
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £154 £205 £179
90th Percentile £494 £533 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £381 £350
% change year-on-year -1.64% +8.93% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 14
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.79% -8.20% -15.28%
10th Percentile £9.98 £11.06 £10.73
90th Percentile £31.10 £24.50 £18.60
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MPLS in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPLS in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) WAN
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (62.50%) Load Balancing
2 5 (62.50%) Network Security
2 5 (62.50%) F5
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 4 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 4 (50.00%) Palo Alto
3 4 (50.00%) VPN
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) SSL
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) Juniper
4 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) CCIE
4 3 (37.50%) CCNP
4 3 (37.50%) Nagios
4 3 (37.50%) OSPF
4 3 (37.50%) BGP
4 3 (37.50%) EIGRP
4 3 (37.50%) IPsec
4 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (37.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (37.50%) BIG-IP

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Akamai
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
1 5 (62.50%) Network Security
1 5 (62.50%) WAN
1 5 (62.50%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (50.00%) SSL
2 4 (50.00%) VPN
3 3 (37.50%) BGP
3 3 (37.50%) BIG-IP
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (37.50%) EIGRP
3 3 (37.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (37.50%) IPsec
3 3 (37.50%) Junos
3 3 (37.50%) OSPF
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Informix
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Metasploit
1 1 (12.50%) PVCS
General
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Progress Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) LAMP
1 1 (12.50%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Load Balancing
2 3 (37.50%) SIEM
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) ITSM
4 1 (12.50%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Progress 4GL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCIE
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) iptables
1 1 (12.50%) Postfix
1 1 (12.50%) Samba
1 1 (12.50%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Nagios
1 3 (37.50%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (12.50%) Nessus
2 1 (12.50%) Nmap
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) F5
3 4 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 4 (50.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (37.50%) AppDynamics
4 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) Infoblox
4 3 (37.50%) Juniper
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) SolarWinds
5 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
5 1 (12.50%) Capita
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) NEC
5 1 (12.50%) Progress
5 1 (12.50%) SAP
5 1 (12.50%) Sourcefire